The Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge – The ISAMAC – will start at 6pm on Saturday 16 June 2018 in Kinsale, Ireland, and involves yacht crews sailing and mountain-running through some of the most picturesque scenery in the British Isles.

The challenge starts with a 12.5km ‘Two Forts’ running race around Kinsale. Crews then sail to Adrigole to run the Hungry Hill ridge, before sailing to Templenoe to cycle to and climb Carrauntoohil – Ireland’s highest mountain at 1038m. The final sailing leg is to Dingle, from where the runners will take the spectacular ridge to Mount Brandon (952m) and back to Dingle to the finish – in John Benny’s Pub.

Much more information is available on the event website:

The ISAMAC has been created to take in the most spectacular sailing in Ireland – as well as its most challenging and iconic mountain landscapes. The mountain sections are the most direct and elegant routes, keeping runners off roads as much as is possible and practical, while making the most of ridge-running opportunities and views.

Ten teams are already set to take part in the inaugural event, with more expected to commit in the coming months.